Vegan BBQ Chick’n Strip Sandwich: A Genius Vegan Twist on a Whataburger Classic

Whataburger has done it again with their latest creation – the Vegan Honey BBQ Chick’n Strip Sandwich! This mouthwatering sandwich is a veganized version of one of their All Time Favorites, and it’s a true masterpiece. Just imagine crispy Fried Chick’n, smothered in savory Honey BBQ Sauce, topped with melty vegan cheese and served on grilled Texas Toast. It’s a flavor combination that will leave you craving more!

Vegan Honey BBQ Chick'n Strip Sandwich

I must admit, I haven’t tried the original Whataburger version, but this homemade vegan sandwich is one of the best I’ve ever had. The secret ingredient? Texas Toast! I can’t believe it took me 42 years to discover the wonder of Texas Toast, but better late than never. I’ll definitely be experimenting with more sandwiches using this delicious bread (and maybe some more Whataburger creations too!).

Making Vegan Honey BBQ Sauce

For this recipe, we’ll be making our own Honey BBQ Sauce. Don’t worry, it’s easy! If you prefer, you can use store-bought BBQ sauce and sweeten it with vegan honey. But what exactly is vegan honey? Well, you can always substitute it with maple syrup. If you’re curious about making your own vegan honey, you can find the recipe here.

Vegan Honey BBQ Sauce

Choosing the Vegan Chick’n

For the deliciously crispy Chick’n in this sandwich, I recommend using Gardein, a popular plant-based protein brand. However, you can also use seitan, tofu, or even sliced portabella mushrooms as alternatives.

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Tips for Perfectly Vegan Fried Chick’n

If you’re new to frying vegan Chick’n, here are some tips to ensure a crispy and delicious result:

  • Use a heavy-bottomed pot like stainless steel, cast iron, or carbon steel.
  • A deep-fry thermometer is highly recommended to monitor the oil temperature.
  • Use a neutral-tasting oil with a high smoke point, such as canola, vegetable, or peanut oil.
  • Opt for unsweetened plant milk like Ripple for the best results.
  • Add flour as needed to thicken the vegan buttermilk mixture.
  • Shake off excess flour and batter when dredging the Chick’n.
  • Fry a test nugget to check the seasoning and adjust as needed.
  • After frying, let the Chick’n rest on a wire rack to prevent it from becoming soggy.

Safety Tips for Deep Frying

Deep frying can be enjoyable and delicious, but it’s important to prioritize safety. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Never leave the pot unattended.
  • Keep children away from the pot.
  • Don’t fill the pot more than halfway with oil and avoid overcrowding.
  • Turn the pot handles away from you to prevent accidental spills.
  • Keep a lid nearby in case of a fire and never use water to put out an oil fire.
  • For added safety, consider having a fire extinguisher in your kitchen.

Alternatives to Deep Frying

If you prefer not to deep fry, there are alternative methods to achieve a crispy texture. Check out my post on the Best Ways to Fry Vegan Chicken for some creative ideas using Gardein Scallopini filets, tofu, seitan, or even oyster mushrooms.

Vegan Chick'n Strip Sandwich

If you’re interested in learning more about the kitchen gear, spices, pantry items, and photography equipment I recommend, you can find them here.

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Now that you have all the tools and tips you need, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen and make your own Vegan Honey BBQ Chick’n Strip Sandwich. Dive into the world of plant-based cooking and enjoy the delectable flavors that “Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ” has to offer. Happy cooking!

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